Today’s Reading: 2 Samuel 3-5
Today’s Reflection: 2 Samuel 5:1-3
1) Then all the tribes of Israel came to David at Hebron and said, “Behold, we are your bone and flesh. 2) In times past, when Saul was king over us, it was you who led out and brought in Israel. And the Lord said to you, ‘You shall be shepherd of my people Israel, and you shall be prince over Israel.’” 3) So all the elders of Israel came to the king at Hebron, and King David made a covenant with them at Hebron before the Lord, and they anointed David king over Israel.
David was a youth when the prophet Samuel first anointed Him to be king of Israel. After defeating the giant warrior Goliath, David went on to become part of King Saul’s court, best friend to his son Jonathan, and a mighty general in his army. But when it became clear to Saul that David was meant to replace him as king, David became a hunted man and had to flee with his loyal soldiers. During this time on the run it would have been easy for David to doubt whether God’s anointed purpose would ever come to pass. But he remained faithful, and after Saul’s death and the defeat of most of the fighters still loyal to him, all Israel made David king.
Just as with David, you have been anointed to do something in the service of God. And just as with David, there have been obstacles to reaching that anointed purpose. Some of those obstacles may be so great you may think you will never overcome them. But you should know God never makes a promise unless he intends to keep it. If you are faithful what God has promised will come to pass just as He has said it would. Trust that the obstacles you face are actually opportunities to be refined and perfected for the day your anointed purpose comes to pass. Trust that what appears to be delay is merely God putting everything perfectly in place for the appointed time. If God has promised it, know your day will come. It will happen.
Joshua 21:45 – Not one word of all the good promises that the LORD had made to the house of Israel had failed; all came to pass.